Productivity, Biochemical Indices and Antioxidant Activity of Peppermint (Mentha Piperita L.) and Basil (Ocimum Basilicum L.) in Conditions of Hydroponics
- Corresponding Author:
- Mahsa Daryadar
National Academy of Sciences
G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics
Problems Yerevan, Armenia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 23, 2015; Accepted date: June 09, 2016; Published date: June 11, 2016
Citation: Mairapetyan S, Mamikonyan V, Alexanyan J, Tovmasyan A, Daryadar M, et al. (2016) Productivity, Biochemical Indices and Antioxidant Activity of Peppermint (Mentha Piperita L.) and Basil (Ocimum Basilicum L.) in Conditions of Hydroponics. J Aquac Res Development 7:430. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000430
Copyright: © 2016 Mairapetyan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Dry raw material of both peppermint and sweet basil grown with the application of different hydroponic methods (cylindrical, gully, continuous, classical) exceeds soil culture 1.2-2.7 and 1.8-2.7 times. At the same time a high output (1.6-3.1 times) of secondary origin bioactive substances was observed in cylindrical and classical hydroponics systems due to the high productivity of peppermint and in the case of basil in cylindrical hydroponics system (1.2-2.9 times). For determining antioxidant activity from different quantity of alcoholic extracts obtained from the mentioned plants the more effective is chosen in peppermint 5.0 mg/ml in which case free radical oxidation process of lipids is repressed from 68% to 84%, and in case of basil 1.0 mg/ml from 23% to 31%.